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Wednesday Talk Radio on 05/27/15

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Wed, 05/27/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Rethinking electroshock and other mental health industry practices

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Wed, 05/20/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guests from Rethinking Psychiatry and the electroshock survivor movement
Marcia Meyers of Rethinking Psychiatry and electroshock survivor Deborah Schwartzkopff

Special Guest Ralph Nader on his new book and the current state of U.S. politics

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Wed, 05/13/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Live by phone from Washington, D.C. in a Membership Drive Special!
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Join host Paul Roland, this week featuring long-time activist, organizer, political reformer and Third Party proponent Ralph Nader.

Nader's new book, just out on Seven Stories Press, is "Return to Sender," a long series of letters to Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, all of which went unanswered. 


Guest Chris Hedges on his new book: "Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt"

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Wed, 05/06/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Join host Paul Roland and the always provocative writer and social critic
From seminarian to New York Times journalist to one of the leading social critics on the left to (just last year) ordained Presbyterian minister, Chris Hedges remains as provocative and insightful as ever with his twefth book: "Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revol," due out next week.

He helps us kick off our Spring Membership Drive!! Get your questions and comments ready to call in at 503-231-8187 and join host Paul Roland in a lively and edgy conversation! And be among the first to get a copy of his new book by contributing to your community resource, KBOO!

From the blurb for his new book:

May Day topic: Let's talk about police unions!

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Wed, 04/29/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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KBOO listeners are invited to call in on this critical issue
Violent, too-often lethal and racist police behavior continues to be in the public spotlight with the recent outrage in Baltimore. Although public discussion of the role of police unions in protecting cops from both internal discipline and criminal prosecution has increased over the past year since the events in Ferguson, there is still relatively little movement among progressives and organized labor to seriously address this issue. 

"Why the Mountain": a struggle for autonomy, dignity and tradition on Mauna Kea in Hawaii

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Wed, 04/22/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Anne Keala Kelly from Hawaii on the re-occupation by protestors of their sacred mountain
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Native Hawaiian protestors have halted construction of a massive 18-story telescope on their sacred, life-giving Mauna Kea. While the protest is about stopping the continued desecration and damage to a mountain central to their culture, beliefs and traditions, it is also about an ongoing movement for independence and decolonization. Filmmaker Anne Keala Kelly has been documenting and involved in this struggle for many years. She joins host Paul Roland by phone to counter misleading and superficial news reporting of the issue on mainstream media and to give us the latest news from the front lines. 

 From her  her nohohewa website (below): 

WATER WARS: Local communities fight back against Nestle water bottling plants

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Wed, 04/15/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest Matthew Bristow, Canvas Director of BARK, local forest watchdog group
A six-year battle to keep Nestle out of Cascadia and the Columbia Gorge is heating up again as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has agreed to trade its water rights at Oxbow Springs, which could pave the way for a Nestle bottled water plant in Cascade Locks, just west of Hood River. Concerned citizens in the Gorge, environmental groups, labor unions and others are renewing efforts to prevent that from happening. http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2015/04/odfw_agress_to_new_approach_fo.html

Wednesday Talk Radio on 04/08/15

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Wed, 04/08/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

Catastrophism and climate change: the politics of (how to talk about) possible climate catastrophe

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Wed, 04/01/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Sorry, this isn't an April Fools' show!! (oh do we all wish that it was!)
Guest Robert Hunziker reports on the front lines of global climate change. He's back with host Paul Roland to talk about his latest article, "Apocalyptic Meltdown: The Nightmare is Underway," recently out on Counterpunch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/03/30/apocalyptic-meltdown/.. They'll be talking about the latest sobering (frightening?

Wednesday Talk Radio on 03/25/15

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Wed, 03/25/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187

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Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jody Williams: How do we advance the peace movement?

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Fri, 04/08/2011

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Jody Williams, 1997 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Jody Williams will be the keynote speaker at the Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility anniversary dinner on April 15th. She also will speak at the World Peace Institute Lunch at noon on the 15th.

Jody Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work to ban landmines through the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which shared the Peace Prize with her that year. At that time, she became the 10th woman in its almost 100-year history to receive the Prize. Like others who’ve seen the ravages of war, she’s an outspoken peace activist who struggles to reclaim the real meaning of peace—a concept which goes far beyond the absence of armed conflict and is defined by human security, not national security. Williams believes that working for peace is not for the faint of heart. It requires dogged persistence and a commitment to sustainable peace, built on sustainable development, environmental justice and security, and meeting the basic needs of the majority of people on our planet.

Williams continues to be recognized for her contributions to human rights and global security. She is the recipient of fifteen honorary degrees, among other recognitions. 

Since January of 2006, Jody Williams has worked to achieve her peace work through the Nobel Women’s Initiative, which she chairs. Along with sister Laureate Dr. Shirin Ebadi of Iran, she took the lead in establishing the Nobel Women’s Initiative, and was joined by sister Laureates Wangari Maathai (Kenya), Rigoberta Menchu Tum (Guatemala) and Betty Williams and Mairead Maguire (Northern Ireland). Its mission is to use the prestige and access afforded by the Nobel Prize to spotlight and promote efforts of women’s rights activists, researchers and organizations working to advance peace, justice and equality for women. By helping to advance the cause of women, the Nobel Women’s Initiative advances all of humanity. 

 

Guidelines for investigating use of deadly force.

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Wed, 04/06/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

As per Senate Bill 111, law enforcement agencies around Oregon are drawing up guidelines for investigating incidents involving Police use of Deadly Force. What are the key policy pieces on the table? Lisa Loving speaks with Multnomah County Sheriff Lt. Harry Smith and Lt. Mary Lindstrand on public participation in creating the policy. Tune in and call in!

Read Lt. Smith's Press Release here...

Press Release

Multnomah County’s Police Agencies - SB 111 Community Outreach Presentation

Policing agencies in Multnomah County would like to invite the community to view a presentation on the county-wide plan for managing use of deadly physical force incidents. 

The purpose of this presentation is to promote public confidence and understanding of the comprehensive protocols in place and to share information regarding how this plan establishes a framework for a consistent response by police agencies in dealing with deadly force incidents. 

Senate Bill 111 requires that each county in the state develop, approve and submit to the Attorney General a plan relating to managing deadly physical force incidents.

Representatives from Fairview Police Department, Gresham Police Department, Multnomah County Sheriff’s and District Attorney’s Office, Oregon State Police, Portland Police Bureau, Port of Portland Police and Troutdale Police Department will be present during the presentation.

(Spanish interpreters will be in attendance)

SB 111 Community Outreach Presentation

Date:                       April 14, 2011
Time:                       6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:             
   Multnomah County East Building,
   Sharron Kelly Conference Room,
   600 NE  8th Street,
   Gresham, Oregon

Contact Info: Lt. Harry Smith

Acting Public Information Officer
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Pager #503-271-0226

Ofc. #503-988-4135

 

Chinatown Dance Rock band "The Slants" talk about difficulties trying to trademark their name.

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Wed, 03/30/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Should the US Patent Office get to decide your racial identity? Lisa's guests are Chinatown Dance Rock band TheSlants on their struggle to name their band any damn way they please.

 

 

The state of Medical Marijuana in Oregon

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Fri, 03/25/2011

Host Sue Supriano speaks with Anthony Johnson, the Clinical Director of Oregon Green Free and the political Director of Progressive Reform of Oregon, and Sara Duff, board member at the Institute for Cannabis Therapeutics and Human Resources Director at Oregon Green Free.

OGF, the largest Medicial Marijauna organization in Oregon, is a federal 501(c)(3) non-profit staffed primarily by volunteers.

OGF provides a needed resource for those on the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP).

www.oregongreenfree.net/

The Iron Tribe cleans out drug houses and moves in ex-offenders in recovery.

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Wed, 03/23/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

 

Iron Tribe: a local re-entry program built by ex-offenders.
 
In the studio today are Bear, Shawn, and Jason.  Joining us by phone is Corbett.

Now 200 members strong, they’ve built a re-entry program for themselves, from scratch. Is bootstrapping up a myth? Not for these guys.  Do call in with your questions!

Those wanting to learn more about Iron Tribe can listen to Duke University Steve Greenberg’s audio piece on the tribe at http://documentaryaudio.com/.

Those who are looking to recover from addictions and criminality can call Bear Cubbedge at (503) 754-3495. “We mentor each other as equals,” said Bear.

 

 

 

Japanese Nuclear Reactor Crisis Implications for Northwest

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Wed, 03/16/2011

 Host Lisa Loving speaks with Gerry Pollet, Executive Director of Heart of America Northwest.

The Japanese reactor crisis has important implications for Northwest:  

The explosion Sunday night at Reactor 3 involved a reactor using Plutonium fuel. Heart of America Northwest has recently exposed secret plans by Energy Northwest, formerly WPPSS, to have its Hanford reactor be first in US to experiment using Plutonium fuel with higher risks of accident and more radiation release. 

 

Ironically, Heart of America Northwest was working last week to prepare a lawsuit over Energy Northwest's failure to provide all public records on its secret plan to use Plutonium fuel beginning in 2013, with a deadline to file suit this coming week.

A partial meltdown and release from a reactor with Plutonium fuel would be far more catastrophic due to the Plutonium fuel than at the adjoining Reactor 1 (which is the reactor whose secondary containment building blew up).


Hunger in Oregon

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Sat, 03/12/2011

Dan Johnson hosts a discussion of hunger in Oregon. His guests are Jessica Chanay, Deputy Director for Hunger Free Oregon and Jean Kempe Ware of the Oregon Food Bank

Mark Moscato and Amanda Tillstrom from the Dill Pickle Club talk about Portland History

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Wed, 03/09/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving.

Today's Guests are Mark Moscato and Amanda Tillstrom from the Dill Pickle Club in Portland.  This newly formed Club is dedicated to uncovering Portland's forgotten history and compelling -- albeit dry -- policy issues. Their newest publication is a compendium of murals created by African American artists. What do you think are Portland's forgotten histories? And which boring policy issues do you think are crucial for the public to know about? 

David Cobb talks about the Republicrat/Demublican stalemate plaguing American Politics

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Wed, 03/02/2011

 Hosted by: Lisa Loving

Can the United States break out of the Republicrat/Demublican stalemate?

Congress this week is fighting to come up with a temporary budget solution to keep open the government's doors while the two parties in power struggle over their competing political interests. Can the United States break out of the Republicrat/Demublican stalemate? Our guest on Wednesday Talk Radio is former Green Party Presidential Candidate David Cobb, who visits Portland next week to talk about the failures of our voting system and what you can do to help build a new one. Lisa Loving hosts.

http://www.ontheissues.org/David_Cobb.htm

Ruth Conniff, Political Editor at The Progressive, on the Situation in Wisconsin

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Wed, 02/23/2011

 Hosted by Crystal Leighty

Today's guest is Ruth Conniff, Political Editor at the Madison-base magazine, The Progressive.  We'll be talking about the current Political Issues gripping Wisconsin and the nation.

Ruth Conniff covers national politics for The Progressive and is a voice of The Progressive on many TV and radio programs. Conniff was a regular on CNN’s Sunday Capital Gang and is now a regular on PBS’s To the Contrary. She also has appeared frequently on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal and on NPR and Pacifica. Conniff’s op-ed commentaries have appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. She also contributes regularly to Isthmus, Madison’s weekly newspaper. Conniff became The Progressive’s Associate Editor in 1991, and Managing Editor in January 1997. 

 

 

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